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Dispatch from Julie: Belted Kingfisher

For readers missing Julie Ford’s amazing pictures, we submit this from Hopkinton’s resident bird expert! I dusted off my camera early this morning once feedings & cleaning were done. This GORGEOUS and so colorful female Belted Kingfisher made my morning! ❤️

Dispatch from Julie: Don’t blink!

Within 1/1000 of a second, this Dark-eyed Junco went from perched and sittin' pretty to aerial insectivore! Yep, he did catch that fly. 😉❤️ Didn't even realize what he was doing until I saw the still photo he moved SO fast! Every year I miss these...
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Dispatch from Julie: Spring is Wild in Hopkinton

Hopkinton's resident bird expert, Julie Ford, shares pictures of a recent morning in Hopkinton.

Dispatch from Julie: Red-tailed Hawk Dies by Gunshot

A young Red-tailed Hawk died of an apparent gunshot wound.

Hopkinton Garden Club presents “The Garden Tourist’s Hudson River Valley”

Hopkinton Garden Club's Speaker Series Presents “The Garden Tourist’s Hudson River Valley.


Hopkinton State Park on a chilly morning.

Snow Falls on the Common

The Common was beautiful tonight as the first snowflakes of the year fell on...

The beautiful Red-bellied woodpecker

A beautiful Red-bellied Woodpecker!

Ring-billed Gulls on the pond

Noticed these Ring-billed Gulls on a local pond a few days ago….and wondered…why does...

Dispatch from Julie: Layers of Blues

Winter would be very boring without these guys around. We have a mutually beneficial...

Friends of Upton State Forest remind us that it’s time to wear Orange

From the Friends of Upton State Forest: It is time to get your orange on!...

Dispatch from Julie: Barred Owl Blends In

I almost didn't notice her, she blended in SO well with the oak! Amazing!...

An Intriguing Northern Cardinal

Julie Ford shares another stunning picture with HopNews readers.

Free as a Bird

Hugo Rodrigues, a veteran skateboarder, enjoys the slow traffic days in Hopkinton State Park...

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The 200 Foundation Announces “Hopkinton Gives Back”

The 200 Foundation is launching a campaign to provide backpacks to local students in need, which will be used for scholarships to Nature's Classroom.

Dispatch from Julie: Belted Kingfisher

For readers missing Julie Ford’s amazing pictures, we submit this from Hopkinton’s resident bird...

Sharon Timlin Run Returns for 20th Consecutive Year

The 20th annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Run will take place in Hopkinton on Saturday, June 17.

Hopkinton Real Estate transactions for June 6, 2023

Spring is seeing a pickup in real estate transactions, with five transactions crossing the $1mm mark and $2.5mm home selling on Whisper Way.
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